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Enforcement of Quality Standards

Math SE has a long-standing policy regarding what constitutes a Good Question. The policy is intended to ensure that the collection of questions and answers here is of high quality, is searchable, ...
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Standard response to "homework" questions [duplicate]

Does there exist a boilerplate response to comment on questions that consists of a problem with no effort at a solution (as might be posed by a student posting a problem from a problem set)?
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Are answers given by comments for low-quality questions against the principles stated with the EoQS?

Very often I’ve seen low-quality questions (i.e. questions which don’t fit the requirements for what Good Question is supposed to be) hinted or answered by comments (here one very recent among many ...
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Is the "hint" approach creating a perverse incentive?

Recently, there has been a crack down on enforcing quality standards for both people asking questions and those answering them. The idea (I think) has been to reduce the rather significant influx of ...
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Etiquette of bounty on PSQs.

This question was asked by an account that has currently been suspended temporarily. I found this question, liked it too much, and put a bounty on it (At that time the account was not suspended I ...
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Are the curators becoming overbearing in impeding the use of the site by askers/answerers?

I see one dimension into which MSE users might be partitioned into two parts, is into the "asker/answerers" and the "curators". Asker/answerers view the site as a place for those ...
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What to do when a user is just providing "answer" to a low-quality-question?

I recently came across a lot of such posts where the questioner "just posts" a question without any attempt, without any thoughts, without any source. Just "Question" and with &...
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How improve the quality of my question (without answers)

I would like to understand how to improve the quality of my question:Doubts on asymptotic criterion for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_n=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{a}\tan^{-1}\bigg(\frac{1}{n^a}\bigg)-e^{1/n}$ with ...
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Can we have "2021: a year of EoQS"?

In Paramanand's questionnaire response, he suggests that the effects of the EoQS should be studied. This made me realise that I don't really know anything past the "theory" of the EoQS since ...
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Why are clumsily formulated questions downvoted & closed so much?

Regularly, I feel that a significant part of the community closes or downvotes question because they don't fit neatly into the category of "well-presented question", while the question is ...
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Restate or withdraw a badly written bountied-question

I've been a member of this community for almost 9 years. Recently, I've asked a question with a bounty - my first time! Anyway, I've later realized that my question was badly written (just FYI, the ...
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Where should I post my answer?

Yesterday I answered this question: What should be the technique applied here to get a equation of just $x$ to solve for $\cos x?$ At the time I answered, the question had some other answers. The ...
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Two cheers for EoQS

NB: this post has been edited in the light of @quid's comment revealing all moderator messages link to a text that explicitly contradicts MSE's deletion policies, without disclosing the latter in any ...
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Must low-quality questions be updated with edits instead of comments?

My question specifically concerns this question, which was closed as "Not suitable for this site." I suspect that what made this question unsuitable is that there was no context or work ...
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Full solution in comments after question was closed.

Recently, there has been some users who post a significant amount of things in the comments to questions of low-quality questions. To me what they put in the comments is really a full solution of the ...
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A question about enforcement of quality standards

I'm reading this post about enforcement of quality standards, and it puzzles me. I feel like most of the time, it a user were able to ask a question that follows the quality standards, they would ...
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Regarding the new enforcement of quality standards

I'm a little confused about the new enforcement of quality standards, described here: Enforcement of Quality Standards I am very much for this, and think it is a great idea. That said, I make mistakes,...
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Why is an answer not deleted even when all reviewers recommend deletion? [duplicate]

Today I vote to "recommend delete" an answer in the low quality queue and I just check that, although the low quality review was completed, that all six reviewers recommend deletion, the ...
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Why has my flagging option "very low quality" disappeared?

I've seen a couple minutes ago a post that, in my opinion, needs improvement. I immediately thought of flagging, but when I opened the flag window I noticed the option "very low quality" ...
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Order in the list of users who recommended deletion of a post

I "recommended deletion" in a recent LQ review. As mine is the 6th one, the concerned post has been deleted. I observed that the users who "recommended deletion" in the blue box ...
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Is this considered "farming"?

I have noticed several times the same person editing low quality questions. The most recent example is this one. However, this edit simple replaced "fourier-fourier" (which is an obvious ...
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Self-Answer, or Delete my Question?

Two days ago I asked a question about some notation that I did not understand in a textbook. Yesterday I sat down for a while and slowly worked through the proof while trying out some of my 'best ...
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Problem : You have reached your question limit

When I try to ask a question, my Mathematics Stack Exchange account says that I have reached my question limit and should fix my previous posts. But I don't have clue how should I fix my previous ...
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Is CRUDE healthy?

The chatroom CRUDE stands for Close, Reopen, Undelete, Delete, Edit. Is the way this room is currently used healthy for Maths Stack Exchange? There is a core of users which can be counted on one ...
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Why is my account not allowed to ask questions? [duplicate]

Why is my account not allowed to ask questions? May I know the reasons? Where can I complain regarding this issue? Whenever I tap to submit questions It shows "We are no longer accepting questions ...
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Whether to flag a question as "very low quality" or not

There are always some questions in math.SE that contain a huge image as a major part of the question, which is known to be problematic because they cannot be searched or be piped into a screen reader. ...
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Why do posts show up in low-quality post review queue multiple times?

Why do posts show up in low-quality post review queue multiple times? Based on this post it seems to suggest that this isn't a bug. What is the point of multiple high/medium rep users reviewing the ...
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Suspensions for low-quality contributions

How does the automated flagging system for length and content work? Can it trigger suspensions by itself without human input? How is the severity of the penalty determined? I am wondering because I ...
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User with a pattern of completely incoherent answers

What to do about a user with a pattern of completely incoherent answers (as if produced by a random sentence generator): this, or this, for example? I flagged three of more egregious examples: ...
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What to do with answers to low quality questions? [duplicate]

Would it be ethical (or acceptable) to dislike an answer to a low quality question for encouraging poor quality question, or would it be better to comment under the answer? What about flagging it for ...
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Will a LQ post review end if a person retracts his flag?

When I came across Why is this low quality review ended?, I immediately came up with a simple explanation: The person who initially flagged the post retracted it! However, this is neither listed here ...
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Is there a limit to the number of low-quality posts that I can flag?

I've recently got the privilege of recommending deletion and recommending closing low-quality posts and I've been quite active trying to do my bit giving feedback but the dialog box that shows up on ...
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Answering a Low-Quality Question with a Community Wiki Answer?

As I'm sure we're all aware, answering a low quality/low effort question that, according to the community standards, ought to be closed, is frowned upon. Reasons cited tend to include It encourages ...
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Answer not deleted after six "Recommend Deletion"

Update: answer deleted This is my third question about the main site's LQ review. In this review, six users (including me) has "recommended deletion". From When is a post removed from a review ...
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Disputed VLQ flag for an LP answer

Update: answer mod-deleted. This is not a VLQ, but it is an NAA. Please see my answer for explanations. In LP-problem simplex with 3 variables, the question asker asks for "simplex calculations". ...
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Why is this low quality review ended?

This LQ review is no longer available, and I wonder why. My try: According to an answer by one of our mods, an LQ review will end if the post is edited before or from the review is closed in case ...
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Non-human reviewer

In this Low Quality Post review, the Community user gave Looks OK to the review target. How can a non-human being review posts like real users?
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Reason of closing a question with good answers

Let us look at the question Evaluate $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2\log^2{(\sin{x})}}{\sin^2x}dx$ I understand, that the formulation is rather short, but we have at least two precise, large answers. I ...
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Declined VLQ flag for an answer with CAS generated output

Several hours ago, I flagged an answer consisting entirely of SymPy code (at its second version) for "Very Low Quality" according to the procedures in the accepted answer of a meta question: How to ...
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Five close votes is not enough to close a question?

I voted to close a question in a Low Quality Post review. There are more than five users who voted to close in the review, but why is it open?
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What clears a Low Quality flag, and what removes a review from the LQ queue?

On several occasions, I have noticed that when I raise Low Quality or Not an Answer flag, the flags get cleared up without the post deleted, or without the review going through the general process of ...
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Is it acceptable to post a "better" version of an existing question?

Situation: Lets say there was an interesting question, but: It was poorly written (e.g. language, formatting, missing assumptions). It was posted many day ago but got only a few views. It received ...
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What does this mean?

Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful question, see: How do I ask a good ...
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What to do about these set theory questions

There have recently been a number of set theory questions of very low quality - many of these (most?) appear likely to have been asked by the same person under different accounts (the username is ...
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Answer review - is it really answered question?

I have seen many times these type of explanation were people addressed only page number of a book. What should I do during a review? Should I flag answers as low quality or not an answer or skip?
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How to handle answers which are only CAS output?

I'm quite uncomfortable with the fact that there are many answers by specific users (especially in the "integration"-tag where I spent most of my time here) which are clearly pure CAS output. On top ...
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What to do about two erroneous answers to a post?

[Edit: to explain some things that were not so clear in the original post] I believe in being straightforward. Without linking to the specific question, people will just treat this as another vague ...
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Can't self-delete unanswered question or answer from mobile device?

Recently, I've seen a few answers in the Low Quality Posts queue which said something like "I want to delete, but I can't from mobile"*. I didn't try, but on my phone's app there is a button for ...
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Why can't I flag old posts as "very low quality"

I am currently contemplating an answer from March 2015 that has an impressive score of -19 + 9. I tried to flag it as "Very low quality", but that this option is not available. (I also downvoted the ...
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Guidelines for making images visible

Fairly often in the review queues one encounters posts from new (or not-so-new) users who lack the reputation needed to include images visibly. Sometimes I have the time to replace images of ...